Can Frizzles fly?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by quiltnchik, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    I know, another stupid newbie question, but I've searched and searched and can find nothing on this topic. I would "assume" not, since the feathers are turned over the wrong way, but wasn't sure. I just acquired a beautiful 2-month-old pair of white Cochin Frizzles and was curious. I do know that the two should not be bred, so I'll probably be selling one of them down the road at some point [​IMG]
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Mine never got higher than a good jump could take her.
     
  3. quiltnchik

    quiltnchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Virginia
    Quote:Thanks! That's what I figured, but wanted to make sure. I just had them out in the yard for a bit and they are SO well-behaved compared to the rest of my flock, who runs every which way when they're out! For now I have the Frizzles under quarantine in the house and will decide who stays and who goes in a couple months...
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Can they fly? Don't know but, I imagine it would be fun to watch.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    We will just say mine are choosing not to display this ability.
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they can, not high but they can.
     
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    define - "not high"

    I don't think I've ever seen mine get more than 6-12 inches off the ground. The silkies get higher.
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3-5 foot for large frizzles, 2-3 for bantams.
     
  9. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    i have not seen mine "fly". Mine jump.
     
  10. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My frizzles I bred for several decades never flew but then I had the ladder type roosts and they climbed the ladder to the top

    curious why your selling one of thee frizzles?
    are both cochin frizzle males?

    and then they will be put on the regular featherd female birds of
    cochins

    or can put the female frizzle on a regular feathered male cochin

    the use of a good breed can be used for your advantage in using two different strains of birds

    the females used are each a line and the mle is a seperate line also when using the regular feathered birds

    then as you can toe punch them and breed the smooths from the first mating back on to the frizzled birds of the first mating

    always keep the smooths from a frizzle mating to use on the frizzle birds to keep from getting extreme frizzles which are culls

    Frizzle is the BREED, the kinds of frizzles are breed type such as Cochin Frizzles, Jap Frizzls, Rock Frizzles, Silkie Frizzles and Naked Neck Frizzles and
    on thru the breeds. Also there are Sabastopol Geese. They are the only frizzled feathered waterfowl.There are frizzle breeds in large fowl and bantmas.


    Because good frizzles throw a certain amount of the smooths (1/2 frizzle & 1/2 regular feathered with frizzle gene) It is just as well that only two are frizzled.

    Now you can breed the frizzles to the smooths. Smooths are the 1/2 frizzle and 1/2 regular feathered frizzles, but have the Frizzle genes. They are very important to your
    breeding plan. If they are good typed do not discard them.

    They have a modifying gene when bred to the frizzle side of the breeding they being disposed to a frizzle parent will then make the breeding ie: frizzle to smooth = 1/2 frizzle
    and 1/2 smooths in the next generation. At least 1/3 will be smooth and 2/3 frizzle. Any ways mine always did. I never bred frizzle to frizzle as it caused so many extra curlies with not enough feather folicles to have good feathering. Narrow whispy wet looking
    feathers mostly what amount they did have.

    Breeding frizzle to frizzle will only breed the feather folicles off the birds and make narrow whispy feathers and not good frizzles.These birds can not survive either cold weather or hot weather not enough feathers. They only can be disposed of.
    You need wide frizzled feathers for a good frizzle of any breed.

    You can try breeding frizzle to frizzle but most times it only is wasted space and feed you spend for nothing. In the end they are not good frizzles. Now if some one wants to start
    breeding frizzles you only need one of the pair frizzled. Then the next year use the smooths that come out of the breeding back on the frizzles. The frizzle gene is dominent always when bred to straight ( no frizzle gene at all) feathered birds

    The frizzles can be raised alone or with the other birds. If the other birds are not aggresive. I never raised the large fowl and bantams together, so the frizzles and the modern games and rocks and what ever I had lived together except at breeding time,

    Also the males were all pened seperate at all times after maturing. Then I seperated all breeding pens according to kinds and breeds for the matings. I usually kept a trio in by them selves.

    Remember if breeding Cochin frizzles they need the circle of feathers pulled out gently one by one, in a 3 inch circle in diameter of the soft vent feathers, plucked from around the vent area feathers of both the male and females. So that fertilization can happen and not be wasted on the feathers.

    any questions email me
     
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